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Dr Natasha Nascimento
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
Seeking help is brave, finding the right therapist essential. So, let me tell you about myself. I am passionate about helping families and individuals navigate a range of complexities/dilemmas/relationships. You might be feeling hopeless or too cautious around others. Occasionally we all experience these feelings, but gradually these wear us down. I specialise in helping people affected by emotional/relationship difficulties to change and reconnect. These include: improving relationships, communication; anxiety/depression; trauma; parenting issues; post-adoption; separation/divorce; loss/grief; education/work issues and other issues
Seeking help is brave, finding the right therapist essential. So, let me tell you about myself. I am passionate about helping families and individuals navigate a range of complexities/dilemmas/relationships. You might be feeling hopeless or too cautious around others. Occasionally we all experience these feelings, but gradually these wear us down. I specialise in helping people affected by emotional/relationship difficulties to change and reconnect. These include: improving relationships, communication; anxiety/depression; trauma; parenting issues; post-adoption; separation/divorce; loss/grief; education/work issues and other issues
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Gay Men's Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
Gay Men’s Therapy is a psychotherapy service for gay men provided by gay men. Reaching out to a therapist can be daunting. However, we are not just therapist – we are a group of people who share the diverse backgrounds and experiences you may have, which gives us a deeper understanding of your needs. We offer a specialist service by a group of therapists that come together regularly to learn from each other about how best to serve your psychological needs. We aim to create a safe, understanding environment in which you can explore, understand and unfold yourself to become who you truly feel you are.
Gay Men’s Therapy is a psychotherapy service for gay men provided by gay men. Reaching out to a therapist can be daunting. However, we are not just therapist – we are a group of people who share the diverse backgrounds and experiences you may have, which gives us a deeper understanding of your needs. We offer a specialist service by a group of therapists that come together regularly to learn from each other about how best to serve your psychological needs. We aim to create a safe, understanding environment in which you can explore, understand and unfold yourself to become who you truly feel you are.
020 3667 9077 View 020 3667 9077
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Albie Cornell
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I'm a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a LGBTQIA+ practice working with individuals, relationships and groups in Central London and Online. People seek counselling for many reasons - You might be struggling with anxiety and depression or challenging life events that left you feeling disconnected from yourself, your partner(s), or the world. Or you might be wanting to explore your gender/sexual identities experiences in a non-judgemental, safe space. Whilst all emotions are natural expressions of our human nature, traumatic events and systemic issues can be destabilising, leaving us feeling hopeless and stuck in a place of hurting.
I'm a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a LGBTQIA+ practice working with individuals, relationships and groups in Central London and Online. People seek counselling for many reasons - You might be struggling with anxiety and depression or challenging life events that left you feeling disconnected from yourself, your partner(s), or the world. Or you might be wanting to explore your gender/sexual identities experiences in a non-judgemental, safe space. Whilst all emotions are natural expressions of our human nature, traumatic events and systemic issues can be destabilising, leaving us feeling hopeless and stuck in a place of hurting.
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Emma Corker
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I am a qualified Group Analyst and Psychotherapist, working with groups, couples, and individuals. I have extensive experience working in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in further education, particularly in the areas of sexual health, drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health. A group analytic group meets weekly for 90 minutes in a confidential and a containing space. Over time, you will experience the benefits of exploring with other group members the issues that burden you and are causing you distress. We look at your past, as a means of exploring and understanding how it has shaped your present.
I am a qualified Group Analyst and Psychotherapist, working with groups, couples, and individuals. I have extensive experience working in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in further education, particularly in the areas of sexual health, drug and alcohol addiction, and mental health. A group analytic group meets weekly for 90 minutes in a confidential and a containing space. Over time, you will experience the benefits of exploring with other group members the issues that burden you and are causing you distress. We look at your past, as a means of exploring and understanding how it has shaped your present.
020 3835 4807 View 020 3835 4807
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Daniel Goldie
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I see therapy as an opportunity to explore, to challenge, and to develop new ways of being and relating. I engage with my clients in a real, authentic way, and invite them to do the same with me. I'm an experienced UKCP accredited Psychotherapist with over 14 years experience working in a range of mental health services. I've supported many people in leading richer and more rewarding lives. ​I work in a way that is open, honest, supportive and allows for lightness and challenge. Take a look at my website for more information about how I work.
I see therapy as an opportunity to explore, to challenge, and to develop new ways of being and relating. I engage with my clients in a real, authentic way, and invite them to do the same with me. I'm an experienced UKCP accredited Psychotherapist with over 14 years experience working in a range of mental health services. I've supported many people in leading richer and more rewarding lives. ​I work in a way that is open, honest, supportive and allows for lightness and challenge. Take a look at my website for more information about how I work.
020 3958 4013 View 020 3958 4013
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Cameron Ayres
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
Taking the first step towards therapy can feel like a big one. So, congratulations on making the decision to come here and look for help. I can help you take the next steps towards a better future. You might be coming to therapy for help with a specific problem, such as coping with anxiety or depression or an earlier traumatic experience. Maybe something in your life has changed: a relationship has broken down or you are facing a loss, and you need help to process it and get through this difficult phase. Or you might be feeling lonely or lost yourself, or simply stuck in life, and need help finding where where to go now.
Taking the first step towards therapy can feel like a big one. So, congratulations on making the decision to come here and look for help. I can help you take the next steps towards a better future. You might be coming to therapy for help with a specific problem, such as coping with anxiety or depression or an earlier traumatic experience. Maybe something in your life has changed: a relationship has broken down or you are facing a loss, and you need help to process it and get through this difficult phase. Or you might be feeling lonely or lost yourself, or simply stuck in life, and need help finding where where to go now.
020 3667 9233 View 020 3667 9233
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Milo Brandon - Accredited EMDR Therapist.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I use EMDR to help people process trauma (PTSD and C-PTSD). My clients are typically living with a range of issues - flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, night terrors, palpitations, catastrophising, insomnia, feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. They also very often experience 'triggering' - making everyday life, work and relationships difficult. Additionally, they may not remember aspects of what has happened to them and others ('dissociation'.) People come to me for EMDR to enable them to reduce the disturbance levels in their nervous systems and hence, get on with their lives.
I use EMDR to help people process trauma (PTSD and C-PTSD). My clients are typically living with a range of issues - flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, night terrors, palpitations, catastrophising, insomnia, feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. They also very often experience 'triggering' - making everyday life, work and relationships difficult. Additionally, they may not remember aspects of what has happened to them and others ('dissociation'.) People come to me for EMDR to enable them to reduce the disturbance levels in their nervous systems and hence, get on with their lives.
01727 638162 View 01727 638162
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Felix Bowers-Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
By being curious, you are making the first initial step. Just by coming onto this platform with the intention of having a look, to see who you think you might like to work with. This potential journey is all about you and your discovery, but in order to do that I will share with you my discovery. My lived experience has given a depth of knowledge, that has now brought me to a place where I feel, not only have I embraced who I truly am, but curiosity, strength, compassion, and empathy have given me the ability to support others through those more challenging moments in life.
By being curious, you are making the first initial step. Just by coming onto this platform with the intention of having a look, to see who you think you might like to work with. This potential journey is all about you and your discovery, but in order to do that I will share with you my discovery. My lived experience has given a depth of knowledge, that has now brought me to a place where I feel, not only have I embraced who I truly am, but curiosity, strength, compassion, and empathy have given me the ability to support others through those more challenging moments in life.
020 3540 6354 View 020 3540 6354
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David Weale
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and counsellor. I always appreciate that it takes courage to seek support and the first step can seem daunting. Therapy can help to organise your thoughts and feelings and free you from repeated patterns of behaviour that prevent you from leading a happier and more fulfilling life. You can learn to understand why those patterns are there and how to change them, so that they no longer control what you are trying to achieve for yourself. Following the pandemic, I work online and face to face (depending on availability of space). The virtual setting is calm, confidential and safe.
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and counsellor. I always appreciate that it takes courage to seek support and the first step can seem daunting. Therapy can help to organise your thoughts and feelings and free you from repeated patterns of behaviour that prevent you from leading a happier and more fulfilling life. You can learn to understand why those patterns are there and how to change them, so that they no longer control what you are trying to achieve for yourself. Following the pandemic, I work online and face to face (depending on availability of space). The virtual setting is calm, confidential and safe.
020 3917 4167 View 020 3917 4167
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William Clarke
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I came to counselling later in life, after running my own successful business in the hospitality and events industry. I have a lot of experience in dealing with different people and situations, and I understand the pressures and challenges of working in a demanding and competitive field. I have also faced my own struggles with complicated family issues growing up, identity and self worth. These experiences have shaped me as a person and as a therapist, and they help me to connect with a diverse range of clients.
I came to counselling later in life, after running my own successful business in the hospitality and events industry. I have a lot of experience in dealing with different people and situations, and I understand the pressures and challenges of working in a demanding and competitive field. I have also faced my own struggles with complicated family issues growing up, identity and self worth. These experiences have shaped me as a person and as a therapist, and they help me to connect with a diverse range of clients.
020 4538 4591 View 020 4538 4591
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Milo Brandon - Online Hypnotherapy For Trauma
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1H  (Online Only)
Are traumatic experiences holding you back? Do you want to process the disturbing things that have happened to you and not been processed? Maybe you do not even fully know what happened to you. This is quite common with trauma. Some events are either pre-verbal or have been dissociated. If any of this is you, then we can work together to manage anxiety, PTSD and C-PTSD. I use a mix of talk therapy, EMDR, NLP, parts work - all in combination with hypnotherapy to help clients. Hypnosis is important to the work as a state of very light trance enables you to access your thoughts and feelings more effectively.
Are traumatic experiences holding you back? Do you want to process the disturbing things that have happened to you and not been processed? Maybe you do not even fully know what happened to you. This is quite common with trauma. Some events are either pre-verbal or have been dissociated. If any of this is you, then we can work together to manage anxiety, PTSD and C-PTSD. I use a mix of talk therapy, EMDR, NLP, parts work - all in combination with hypnotherapy to help clients. Hypnosis is important to the work as a state of very light trance enables you to access your thoughts and feelings more effectively.
020 8138 8872 View 020 8138 8872
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Nick Wakefield
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London WC1H
Waitlist for new clients
Offering adults therapy and psychological assessment in the centre of London and online. I think that every person’s therapy journey is different. Some people need skills and coping techniques to help deal with things in their current context. For others it is important to address the underlying psychological mechanisms that give rise to the problems or symptoms at different points in life. For some it is important to address childhood origins of problems so that they can break free of repeating, destructive life patterns. I want to help people find the journey that is right for them.
Offering adults therapy and psychological assessment in the centre of London and online. I think that every person’s therapy journey is different. Some people need skills and coping techniques to help deal with things in their current context. For others it is important to address the underlying psychological mechanisms that give rise to the problems or symptoms at different points in life. For some it is important to address childhood origins of problems so that they can break free of repeating, destructive life patterns. I want to help people find the journey that is right for them.
020 8154 5412 View 020 8154 5412
Valeh Amooi
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I am an adult psychodynamic psychotherapist with a PhD in Psychology. I am also involved in teaching and supervision within training organisations. I offer both in-person and online psychotherapy in English and Farsi. I work with patients from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations, with a wide range of emotional, relational, and psychological challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, traumas, loss and grief, conflicts related to sexual orientation and gender identity, difficult life transitions and separations, and work-related difficulties, such as burnout.
I am an adult psychodynamic psychotherapist with a PhD in Psychology. I am also involved in teaching and supervision within training organisations. I offer both in-person and online psychotherapy in English and Farsi. I work with patients from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations, with a wide range of emotional, relational, and psychological challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, traumas, loss and grief, conflicts related to sexual orientation and gender identity, difficult life transitions and separations, and work-related difficulties, such as burnout.
020 3835 2166 View 020 3835 2166
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Aakansha Sharma
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I am understanding, patient, empathetic, friendly and I have good listening skills. During counselling sessions, I understands my clients’ thoughts and emotions, as well as ongoing issues that they may be having through an integrative approach. This is done by facilitating them to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts which would in turn help them to feel and act positively. I also help the client to identify their strengths and weaknesses. My aim to build independence, empowerment and self-love in my clients.
I am understanding, patient, empathetic, friendly and I have good listening skills. During counselling sessions, I understands my clients’ thoughts and emotions, as well as ongoing issues that they may be having through an integrative approach. This is done by facilitating them to replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts which would in turn help them to feel and act positively. I also help the client to identify their strengths and weaknesses. My aim to build independence, empowerment and self-love in my clients.
020 4538 4564 x44 View 020 4538 4564 x44
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Amanda Sandeman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London WC1H
In an ideal world, we would feel unconditionally loved and accepted, free to be openly ourselves, able to develop and maintain meaningful relationships and eager to explore the world around us. The reality is that many of us have had challenging experiences in our lives and we carry inner hurts and wounds. You may be experiencing overwhelming anxiety and/or panic attacks. You may feel depressed, stressed, worthless or have suicidal thoughts. Feelings of anger, sadness, grief, tearfulness or loneliness may be unbearable, perhaps due to bereavement, trauma, abuse or family issues. Maybe you struggle with low self-esteem.
In an ideal world, we would feel unconditionally loved and accepted, free to be openly ourselves, able to develop and maintain meaningful relationships and eager to explore the world around us. The reality is that many of us have had challenging experiences in our lives and we carry inner hurts and wounds. You may be experiencing overwhelming anxiety and/or panic attacks. You may feel depressed, stressed, worthless or have suicidal thoughts. Feelings of anger, sadness, grief, tearfulness or loneliness may be unbearable, perhaps due to bereavement, trauma, abuse or family issues. Maybe you struggle with low self-esteem.
020 3994 2205 View 020 3994 2205
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Shweta Mohata
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
I am a fully qualified Psycho dynamic Psychotherapist, practicing in King's Cross area of London. I have worked with older adults at the NHS for over a year and a half. I practice both, short term, 12-18 sessions, and long term open ended sessions. This can help not only with relief of symptoms but can promote deep and lasting change. The aim is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, helping to unravel and unlock true, deep-rooted feelings in order to re-frame and resolve them.
I am a fully qualified Psycho dynamic Psychotherapist, practicing in King's Cross area of London. I have worked with older adults at the NHS for over a year and a half. I practice both, short term, 12-18 sessions, and long term open ended sessions. This can help not only with relief of symptoms but can promote deep and lasting change. The aim is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, helping to unravel and unlock true, deep-rooted feelings in order to re-frame and resolve them.
020 4538 3660 View 020 4538 3660
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Lisa Ind
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H
Moving towards a more fulfilling and authentic life can be challenging, especially when you feel stuck in your past or unable to change habits and patterns of behaviour. Maybe you are struggling to set boundaries or recognise your own needs. Perhaps you are in physical discomfort, feel depressed or have a sense of being lost in life. Our work together will explore the beliefs and stories we have created about ourselves over time, that can hold us back. No matter how confused or overwhelmed you may feel, my aim is to support you on your journey to a healthier, happier life.
Moving towards a more fulfilling and authentic life can be challenging, especially when you feel stuck in your past or unable to change habits and patterns of behaviour. Maybe you are struggling to set boundaries or recognise your own needs. Perhaps you are in physical discomfort, feel depressed or have a sense of being lost in life. Our work together will explore the beliefs and stories we have created about ourselves over time, that can hold us back. No matter how confused or overwhelmed you may feel, my aim is to support you on your journey to a healthier, happier life.
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Denise Garcia Kalmus
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
London WC1H  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in life and not able to move on? Are there issues you would like to explore more and understand? Are you going through a difficult phase and would like to gain support to cope better? Therapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where a trusting therapeutic and professional relationship between patient and therapist is established. My work is based on psychoanalytic principles and practice, taking into account the place of unconscious forces in every day life. Sometimes problems have roots in early experiences which we might not be aware of and can have a significant impact on our life.
Do you feel stuck in life and not able to move on? Are there issues you would like to explore more and understand? Are you going through a difficult phase and would like to gain support to cope better? Therapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where a trusting therapeutic and professional relationship between patient and therapist is established. My work is based on psychoanalytic principles and practice, taking into account the place of unconscious forces in every day life. Sometimes problems have roots in early experiences which we might not be aware of and can have a significant impact on our life.
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Photo of Chanchala Parra, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Chanchala Parra
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1H  (Online Only)
I aim to create a safe space to support your journey at a pace that feels right for you. I am passionate about working holistically and connecting with both the mind and body. I gently work together with my clients to help respond from their inherent potential, rather than learnt patterns, fostering choice and empowerment. Throughout my experience, I have seen how much change, healing and opportunity can come out of difficulty and enjoy holding this potential with my clients. Working closely with people from different backgrounds, ethnicities and spectrums, I advocate, welcome and celebrate all differences.
I aim to create a safe space to support your journey at a pace that feels right for you. I am passionate about working holistically and connecting with both the mind and body. I gently work together with my clients to help respond from their inherent potential, rather than learnt patterns, fostering choice and empowerment. Throughout my experience, I have seen how much change, healing and opportunity can come out of difficulty and enjoy holding this potential with my clients. Working closely with people from different backgrounds, ethnicities and spectrums, I advocate, welcome and celebrate all differences.
020 7046 0274 View 020 7046 0274
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Tom Squire
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London WC1H
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I’m Tom and I’m a qualified psychotherapist with over twenty-five years’ experience of working in the caring professions. Life can be hard at the best of times and we all experience periods when we feel anxious, sad or overwhelmed. Sometimes we need to give ourselves the chance to take stock and work out who we are and where we want to go. I’m here to support you with that, to help you take that next step forwards. My philosophy is informed by my beliefs in people's capacity for change, in their resilience, and in their ability to find the answers for that feel right for them - to make their change.
Welcome! I’m Tom and I’m a qualified psychotherapist with over twenty-five years’ experience of working in the caring professions. Life can be hard at the best of times and we all experience periods when we feel anxious, sad or overwhelmed. Sometimes we need to give ourselves the chance to take stock and work out who we are and where we want to go. I’m here to support you with that, to help you take that next step forwards. My philosophy is informed by my beliefs in people's capacity for change, in their resilience, and in their ability to find the answers for that feel right for them - to make their change.
020 3763 9394 View 020 3763 9394

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WC1H

50+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in WC1H who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
63% Bereavement
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Vitality
57% Aviva
50% WPA

How Counsellors in WC1H see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

57% Female
42% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WC1H?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.